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because there was no demonstration. chris stevens said good-bye to the turkish ambassador at 8:30 at night and there was nothing happening. there is real-time videos that were being sent back about this attack. it was clear it was not a demonstration. it went on for seven hours. and on this whole issue of the military and where they were, september 11th should have been a key day. we should have had forces on alert. we should have had f-16s. we should have had other forces on alert because we know september 11 is a day of great tension throughout that part of the world. finally again, the warnings, chris stevens's last message to the white house or back to the state department before he died was his concerns about the lack of security. what did the president know about the attacks of october and april that were attacks on the embassy? why did the british close the consulate? why did the british close their consulate? why did the red cross leave? why did lieutenant colonel woods say we were the last flag standing? because of their inappropriate failure to act because of information they had
't seem to be beneath the office of the presidency. bill: thank you. steven hayes in washington. there is so much more to talk about and we shall with martha. martha: moral issues came up also how governor romney tide this to the economic debate. also, a few laughs. southbound wouldn't expect to show up in the presidential debates. and they are yellow. [♪] ♪ [ male announcer ] one in six. that's w many struggle with hunger in america. ♪ but what if there was a simple way to feedhose in need? now, there is. shop walmart for select brands' low prices through october 12th and you help secure meals for local families. go to and learn more about how you can join the fight. because hunger is a big problem and it needs a big answer. martha: the president went after governor romney for his criticism of the wall street reform protection act known as dodd frank. >> in the past governor romney said he wants to repeal god frank, roll it back. the question is, does anybody think the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street
calling it sophisticated and complex. u.s. ambassador chris stevens among four americans killed in the attack on 9/11. a hearing on what happened in benghazi scheduled for the hill tomorrow. we will talk this morning to one of the congressmen who will ask the questions at that hearing. south carolina congressman tr erbs y gowdy is coming up in about 25 minutes. stay tuned for that. martha: this is interesting this morning, it's an ominous warning that comes from cbs news correspondent lara logan. she is voicing her concern about come place sans see in the battle between the taliban and al-qaida. she says think are a poor, gentler kindler taliban. it is just nonsense when it comes to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she called for exact revenge and let the world know that the united states will not be attacked on its own soil, that its ambassadors will not be murdered and that the united states will not standby and do nothing about it. very strong comments from that zoned war correspondent. she made those comments at at an event in chicago. bill: nato has a plan to p
a minute. we should follow the lead of chris stevens -- >> i'm happy, i'm happy to discuss it with you. >> talking about what he said day after the attacks. nobody is criticizing him what is he saying now except except the obama campaign. >> well, i'm just telling you that from the beginning of this issue, before any facts were known he was cravenly trying to exploit it. look, that is politics. i understand that chris. i understand the whole deal. we're in the last three weeks of a campaign. of course governor romney will be out there talking about this issue but the president's concern, the president's concern is to get to the bottom of it. to bring terrorists to justice. martha: well, very interesting exchange on "fox news sunday". after all that, david axelrod did promise that the white house would investigate why the state department rejected diplomats request for more security there. we'll get into more of that a little later. bill: we'll see if this comes up tuesday night. he was pennsylvania's longest serving senator. this morning the country remembers arlen specter. he passed a
investigation. and look at the communiques that came from ambassador stevens. look what wa -- what was transpiring in libya. we have to realize this is a terrorist attack. this an act of war. this is not something that was carried out by some video watching benghazi-based community organizer that said let's bow flash mob the consulate in benghazi. this was a terrorist attack. bill: do you think it stops with susan rice? or does it go to the secretary of state hillary clinton or beyond that? >> this is why we need an independent council and we need the investigations to begin immediately. i think this is an issue -- benghazi-gate is the right term for this. this is very, very serious. probably more serious than watergate. and to call this a response to a video when it was obviously a terrorist attack -- and when you read some of the documentation on this, and you know that there has been other sites and locations that have bind attack in libya, when you know that the libyan government felt there was something getting ready to transpire. when you know a get know detainee was released
americans, including the ambassador, chris stevens, two navy seals and a state department staffer were murdered on september 11th. we're told that safety concerns were the reason for the fbi's delay and need for proper military protection of that team in the event of a possible, another attack. leland vittert is live in jerusalem with a long delay now. what is the fbi hoping to learn there, leland? >> reporter: that is the real problem, bill. typically in a criminal investigation or something like this you want boots on the ground as soon as possible to try to sift through the clues, what kind of weapons did these people use? possibly how can you trace those weapons back to who was funding or planning this wrags? what -- operation. what clues did the attackers themselves leave behind to provide evidence to go back and track this attack back? the problem with the fbi in three weeks since the attack on consulate on 9/11, a number of people have been through there, to news crews to on lookers inside benghazi. we know there were sensitive documents seen inside the compound, whether those w
stevens as part of his detail and overseas security there. he has tremendous amount of knowledge about the concerns that he says existed for some time and concerns he has about the amount of security that was being sent there by the state department. here's a little bit what he is expected to say. this is a quote from an early transcript. we'll hear from him personally coming up. i made a personal decision to come forward with information and do not represent dod or any government agency. he had unique access and placement to many government leaders and agencies working in libya. fighting between militias was still common when i departed. in june the ambassador received a threat on facebook with a public announcement that he would like to run around the embassy compound in tripoli. he goes on to talk about, how he was protected or the lack of protectionhe sees as a r that was made there. so we'll hear from him in a little while. that is just an inkling what we expect to hear from lieutenant colonel wood. bill: just getting word another meningitis death reported in the state of florida.
three months before the attack that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans someone planted an ied in the ledge of the consulate in benghazi. officials tell us that attack was designed to measure the security team's response time, another part of this pattern was another attack on another western target, the british ambassador's convoy. after that convoy was hit with an r-rb rpg the british withdrew from the area. there was an attack on the red cross. and they say the militant's message to the west is get out. >> i don't think they want the western influence there, i think they said, you're unwelcome go away, and therefore when we go in, when we are unwelcome i think we can expect rough treatment. >> reporter: that rough treatment from the libyan militants has been bolstered by a lot of weapons in libya that have been easier to come by since moammar qaddafi fell including portable surface to air missiles, martha. martha: a lot of speculation that that is exactly what the two former seals were looking for, they were trying to round up exactly those weapons. what is the datess
chris stevens. we got some very shocking and upsetting reports in terms of what he was saying on the day that he died, about the situation on the ground. i want to show our viewers what some of those quotes were, from chris stevens. that just surfaced late friday friday afternoon. on september 11th. he said there are growing problems with security. this is a growing frustration, he says. and he says the forces on the ground were two weak to keep the country secure. look at this about a month prior to september 11th. look very closely at the phrases that chris stevens uses to describe other violent acts on ground near the embassy. he says the individual incidents have been organized. the security vacuum that a diverse group of independent actors are exploiting for their own purposes. he talks about organization and he talks about vie ends are and very significant and specific intent in these writings. chairman rogers. >> absolutely and, you know, somebody said is this, clearly it is a failure to secure that consulate and that ambassador. by the way, this wasn't barack obama's ambassador.
: well, woods will tell these investigators, the house committee, that he met with stevens all the time. >> right. bill: so what he's going to do now, he will lay out a story and situation and scenario and where stevens all likelihood expressed danger he felt to his own life, right? that makes sense. >> absolutely. i don't want to sound overly cynical here but frankly washington, d.c. appears to be the black hole of investigations. where all investigations go to fade away and disappear. we get caught up in some other moment of outrage. but this is not, this is not a typical process. they should and i would hope, that they have, already, demanded all the cable traffic that bounces between benghazi and tripoli and washington, d.c., the state department headquarters, for the past year, ever since they set up the consulate in benghazi. get all the cable traffic. you review that. then you review any cable traffic that was related by the department of security at state department and the security team led by lieutenant colonel wood and get any of that information. bill: what that does, that t
ever since the tragic events of terrorists killing ambassador chris stevens and the other three americans. i knew chris stevens, i worked with him, he was a great diplomat, a loyal american. we all mourn his loss and have sympathy to his family, but the disturbing thing is that the administration has changed the story time and time and time again about what happened. ultimately the american people want transparency, want to know the facts. they can make their own decisions, and the white house owes that to the american people. bill: what are you advising mitt romney to say about this issue tonight? >> i think there's two points. one, there should be an effort to get transparency from president obama of what he knew and when he knew it, and why they didn't open up and have candor with the american people, and then the other line of inquiry is the fact that this was evidence that his so-called success on the war on terror wasn't so successful. targeted killings alone cannot solve this problem. you need a broader strategy, and governor romney outlined that in his speech at bmi last
killed foubenghazi that killed our ambassador chris stevens and others. the this is mike rogers, listen. >> i argued the administration made serious mistakes whether they highlighted the video, escalated its credibility to the presidential level and then took it on tv in pakistan with u.s. taxpayer dollars. i think those were all serious mistakes that we are paying the price for, and it was because of that view of what they thought their intelligence, at least what they wanted it to be, not what it was. bill: two critical things he said in this. i want to talk to new york congressman peter king about it, the chairman of the homeland security committee. good morning, sir. >> good morning, bill. bill: they highlighted the video escalating the credibility on the presidential level. what do you think of that? >> i a agree fully with chairman rogers. i'm on the intelligence committee with mike, he's a great chairman. he's been right on this from the start. the president took something which was a petty issue and elevated it, gave it a credibility it didn't deserve, somehow put it on defense
the lives of four americans. ambassador chris stevens, two navy seals there to protect him and a state department staffer. catherine herridge is live in washington. catherine, tell us more what he learned yesterday. >> reporter: thank you, allison and good morning. lawmakers are questioning whether the president's political agenda drove to security situation on the ground that led to the death of four americans. i would note the seals were not there to protect the ambassador. they were there to on a separate mission. as fox reported there was no demonstration at the consulate in benghazi fanned youtube video was not the reason for. that point was made abundantly clear at hearing. >> there were no protest. state department and others have that video. speaking of video, the one in california made by an individual out there for a period of time also clearly had no direct effect on this attack. >> when i was in libya, a good part of the day, never once did a person ever mention a video. never. >> reporter: these these newt documents at hearing and four hours of testimony showed a pattern o
have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who is currently in benghazi and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe haven, the 7th of february militia is providing security support. 4:05 the afternoon of 9/11. how do we view this now? >> right. i think first of all what we know that e-mail went into the white house situation room as catherine reported earlier. so we know that as early as 4:05 p.m. d.c. time the white house was aware this attack was underway. now we also know, because the president's asked -- schedule is public from the white house website, at 5:00 p.m., the president, white house and secretary of defense were in the oval val office. it is impossible tore knee to imagine they were not informed about these e-mails and informed about the attack. that leads to the very important question why did they do nothing? why did they sit by for seven hours while this attack unfolded and take absolutely no action to protect our people? bill: i assume they're getting information out of cairo and what is going on at the same time. with regard to libya for the sak
's a quick preview. want to go to stephen hayes right now with me. steven, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: stark county in the northeast later tonight for a romney rally with paul ryan. what do you think of the analysis and how you see ohio at the moment? >> i will be there. i will be in stark county. i think it is dead on. i think, there's a reason everybody everywhere is talking about ohio and it is because as you suggest, the path is just so much easier for either candidate. i think for president obama, if he wins ohio, the obama team believes that that is almost what they need to assure victory. i'm not sure that's correct. i think there are ways mitt romney could win without ohio. but certainly ohio makes that path much, much easier. bill: you will get a good sense on the ground. we'll be there later in the weekend broadcasting early next week. watch the three biggest counties. may seem obvious to do that. between hamilton, franklin, cuyahoga counties you have cincinnati, columbus and cleveland. i think very early into the night on november 6th watch the returns e
to the death of ambassador stevens. bill: would y callecreta in t > agh a transcribing process of full her subordinates. if it leads to areas in which she is a fact witness of course she will. in general we start as we did here with the whistle-blower and siwa tet to tth, down and ha momtt is chgetoer. l: upon that answer y do not take that possibility off the table, right? we are clear on that? >> exactly. you never take it off the table. itould go sideways, it could pl tad placese house, the f that had to fail for this tragedy to occur. bill: do you think they misled you and the american people? >> absolutely. there is no question as senor corker said, at least by the momp ambassador,oric me ambassador to the u.n. everyone ew it wasn't true. that becomes the real question of why in the wld would an ambassador make a statement that was n supported en a few hos after thett rt spo fiayfter the attack. bill: you have three principle players here, you have susan rice, hillary clinton and the president, right? are you suggesting that any of these individuals, or all of them, lied about this?
chris stevens, the first american ambassador to be killed in the line of duty in 1979. at the debated on monday, mitt romney according to the campaign, i talked to this morning is expected to make the case that the white house has failed to react to a reconstituting al qaeda, and also the bigger question about benghazi, now, why make this all about a video in the days after the attack, when they knew that al qaeda was getting stronger in north africa, bill. bill: certainly this will come up monday night. what is the latest. you mentioned benghazi. what is the latest today, john? >> reporter: definitely will come up on monday night, no question about that the latest on benghazi is, the white house continues to insist the president was labeling it as a act of terror in very first hours after the attack. here is what white house spokesman jay carney said on route to the event on air force one. he came out to the rose garden for one reason only. four americans were just killed in benghazi including u.s. ambassador of libya. he said that day no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of
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